from me too. Before lurking in the doghouse, I wouldn't have thought of a rescue dog as a possibility. I've never agreed with dog breeding, but would probably have ended up with a puppy from the freeads without reading the posts by you and others here.
I live very near puppy farming territory, so thats probably where it would have started out
I instead have a lovely rescue pup who I adore
Can I also extend my [thanks} to Scuttlebutter and Minimu among others who also gave me a huge amount of help and support when I was looking for a dog, and when he cam home.
for all you do to help dogs and humans for putting up with the crap and continuing to help dogs world needs people like you. in whatever field - animal welfare, disability equality, etc - we need people who will doggedly (ta da) keep fighting for those who cannot speak for themselves just cos i can!
absolutely! You've educated me about so much and made me think. Our next dog (don't want to think about it as I adore the two we have, and two is enough for us - but I know that one day there will be a next dog) will definitely be a rescue. I know now what to look for in a rescue, too.
Reading what some dogs go through has made me make sure that ours are considered the same as any other family member (we've always really loved them, but doghouse has made me think about the little things). I know that if I ever want advice on here, it will be honest, and if I'm wrong, you'll tell me so (that's a good thing, btw!).
Doghouse is one of my favourite bits of mumsnet. I know people here are genuine and honest. So to you, Val, and everyone on here who gives their wonderful advice so readily.
from me too. I think I've only posted once on here (lurk lots when I'm doggy broody though, which is all the time often) but you were really helpful, and I think you (and all the other dog helpers, fosterers and rescuers) are fab.